From the moment they hatch, sharks are equipped with all the instincts they need to survive in the wild.

Aquarist Leigh de Necker reveals how aquarists at the Two Oceans Aquarium take advantage of the natural instincts of shysharks and catsharks in the Skretting Diversity Gallery to feed them and prepare these sharks for veterinary care without stressing the animals - a process called "target training."

Take a behind-the-scenes look at how this works:

(And, if you watched the video, you can add "spy-hopping" to your vocabulary).

The Two Oceans Aquarium cares for its sharks, uses them for conservation research and prepares them for release back into the wild to teach us more about wild shark populations - learn more.


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